Day by Day

Monday, October 21, 2019

Home again, home again, jiggity jig

Aaaaaaand it's a Monday.  Yep.  Says so right there on my computer thingy that calculates the date for me.

By the by, Kansas City has a World War One memorial and museum that is flat out awesome.  No, I don't have any pictures.  I didn't take my camera with me, as this was a work trip.

More to follow, later, once I've had my coffee and done the things.

Sunday, October 20, 2019

One more Bluegrass/Celtic

Although this one is certainly more bluegrass, you can hear the celtic influence throughout.




Saturday, October 19, 2019

More Bluegrass/Celtic

Jerry Douglass is one of the best dobro players in bluegrass history, btw.  Just so you know.




Friday, October 18, 2019

Thursday, October 17, 2019

We know this, they know this. That's what makes them evil.

Life begins at conception

As discussed in more detail below, I reported that both a majority of pro-choice Americans (53%) and a majority of pro-life Americans (54%) would support a comprehensive policy compromise that provides entitlements to pregnant women, improves the adoption process for parents, permits abortion in extreme circumstances, and restricts elective abortion after the first trimester. However, members of the media were mostly interested in my finding that 96% of the 5,577 biologists who responded to me affirmed the view that a human life begins at fertilization. 
It was the reporting of this view—that human zygotes, embryos, and fetuses are biological humans—that created such a strong backlash. 
As long as people can convince themselves that babies aren't really babies, and we can just get rid of them, then those same people can go about using women as living cum dumpsters without any guilt.  Let that sink in for a moment.

Elijah Cummings is dead

I know you're not supposed to speak ill of the dead.  But what else is there to do when faced with the death of a man who was a corrupt, racist, lying, poverty pimp?

Elijah Cummings, who got rich from government "service" while the district he represented, the city of Baltimore, descended into case and poverty.

Elijah Cummings, who used every tool at his disposal to protect the corrupt politicians around him.

I could go on.  The list of crimes against this country would be pages long.  But instead, I'll just keep it simple:

Elijah Cummings is dead.  And other than a few people around him who profited off of his wrongdoings, he won't be missed.


America first means America FIRST

Can't say I disagree with it.

Personal note:  I thought we were right to go into Afghanistan in 2001.  I thought we were right to take out Saddam Hussein afterwards.  But that should have been it.  The fact that we're still in Afghanistan in 2019 and still dealing with the same people trying to kill us is an embarrassment.  And a big part of that embarrassment was Barack Hussein Obama's policy of sucking up to terrorists at every opportunity for eight fucking years.  Just think of what we could have done if we had a president who wanted to actually win a war?

But right now?  Fuck it.

Obama surrendered and ran away from Iraq like the scared little pathetic bitch that he was, and so now Iraq is pretty much a lost cause.  No need to go back, there's nothing that could be accomplished.

Afghanistan is a festering shithole of stupidity and evil.  The Taliban was beaten back.  We should have left while the leaving was good, but we didn't, and quite frankly after two decades I don't know if Afghanistan is ever going to rise above the level of being a festering shithole.  I wouldn't mind if we carpetbombed every Taliban location and left right afterwards.  Trump might just do that, as he's of a mind to pull our boys back home.  But the usual suspects in D.C. are getting upset about that.

It’s particularly galling to see people you know would screech if Trump used force (like against NATO ally Turkey) screeching because he won’t. President Trump ought to throw this back in their pouty faces and tell them that if the members of the House and Senate are so eager for war, they should avail themselves of the Constitution’s War Powers Clause at Article I, Section 8, Clause 11, and declare one. Let them sign on the line that is dotted if they’re so psyched to rumble in Whocaresistan.

And that right there is probably the best suggestion I've heard on the subject.  Hey, Congress!  You want our troops put somewhere to fight someone?  Then you fucking put that shit on paper, and you sign it.  Otherwise, fuck off, you pathetic sacks of dick drippings.

Bah.  I'm in week #1 of four weeks straight, so forgive me if I'm a little aggravated.  Just wait until week #4!

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Cokehead Biden's interview

I got to listen to a little bit of it yesterday as I was driving home from work.  Look folks, if there is ANYONE out there who thinks that Cokehead Biden just happened to give an interview just to clear up the mess, they're smoking crack.  This was planned and coordinated between the DNC and their media puppets, and Cokehead Biden still couldn't pull it off all the way.  Oh, he gave a good interview for some of it.  But I don't think he managed to change anyone's mind.  This was just another coordinated job that the media did for their DNC masters.

And CNN is the result of sadness copulating with leeches.  I just wanted to throw that out there. 

Also - as Cokehead Biden was listing off all his "accomplishments", there wasn't a single thing on that list that wasn't a direct result of being Creepy Joe Biden's son.  Oh, you were on the board of Amtrak?  Gosh, I wonder how you managed to get on the board of a government-ran transportation system?  Wow, it's a mystery!

Oh, you were a lawyer?  WERE a lawyer Navy, until your positive drug test got you kicked out.

Donald Trump Jr. runs multiple successful businesses, Cokehead Biden ran Amtrak and got kicked out of the Navy.  Compare and contrast.


I might be able to afford this...

I love sailing.  Dad caught the sailing bug when he was stationed in Hawaii, and he passed it on to me on Lake Coeur d'Alene years ago.  But sailing is expensive, my friends.  One of Dad's favorite quotes is "A boat is a hole in the water, surrounded by wood and fiberglass, into which you pour all of your money."  And that's no joke.  As expensive as it is to keep working on my motorcycle, a boat would be exponentially more expensive.  And so I've not done much sailing, because I didn't have the money.

But this, now....  Put a sail on a canoe?  I can see myself tacking around whatever body of water happens to be nearby, and I can pull everything on my trailer which I already own.....

There might be a new hobby in my future.  We'll see.  I still have to spend money on other things first, but damn, to be able to go sailing again...

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Screw the NBA, not that I ever watched it to begin with

I don't want to hear one damn word out of any NBA player about "rights" or their problems with the USA.



The NBA has chosen to suck China's dick over standing up for freedom in Hong Kong.  They'e chosen their side.  They'll burn in hell for it.

Crap like this is why I bailed on Twitter

When you get rid of the interesting people because Orange Man Bad, you end up with bitter screeching Leftist scolds all yelling at each other.

So fuck Twitter, get on Gab, and may Silicon Valley enjoy the desert they created.

Monday, October 14, 2019

It's not education, it's indoctrination

College graduates simply don't know very much.

College graduates are responsible, in part, for a “knowledge crisis” regarding basic civic literacy in the United States, according to a recent survey that revealed “alarming results.” For example, less than half of college graduates surveys knew the term lengths of U.S. Senators and Representatives.

So, they go through sixteen years of "education" and come out without a basic grasp of how our government works?  Yep.  Sounds perfect.

Higher "education" is one of the biggest rip-offs inflicted on my generation, and the subsequent generations after mine.

Happy Columbus Day!

Yep.  Screw this Indigenous People's Day.  As far as I'm concerned, that's not a thing.  Yeah, let's roll the Apache and the Navaho into one group.  I'm sure they won't mind that at all.

Happy Columbus Day, people!

Leftists gonna do what Leftists always do

Including spitting on people.

We all remember what happened when Trump tried to hold a rally in Chicago. We should expect more unhinged liberals assaulting and attacking those with whom they disagree because that’s the Left in 2020. You will fall in line. And people look at me sideways when I tell them I’m a Republican. This right here is why. We don’t spit on people. We win elections. And I have a feeling 2020 is going to usher in another four years of Trump. And yes, spitting on someone's face is a crime for all you triggered losers who are just horrified that everyone is not a total communist. 

These are the same type of people who spit on our troops as they came home from Viet Nam.  These are the same people who call cops "pigs" or racist mass murderers.  These are the same people who simply make shit up in an attempt to impeach a president.

These are the childish temper-tantrum throwing pieces of shit that would destroy this country in their attempt to turn this country into Venezuela.

I hope their heads explode when Trump is re-elected.

Saturday, October 12, 2019

STD's are Nature's way of telling you how stupid you are

Stop sticking your dick there, you morons.

A worrying trend in the US shows no signs of stopping: rates of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) continue to rise, with combined cases of syphilis, gonorrhea, and chlamydia hitting a record high in 2018. 
That's according to new figures published by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It reported more than 115,000 cases of syphilis, 580,000 cases of gonorrhea, and 1.7 million cases of chlamydia over the course of last year.

Way back when SPC Ragin' Dave was in the MP battalion at Ft. Riley, I had a platoon mate who caught the clap from the same woman, TWICE.  He stuck his dick back in a woman who gave him chlamydia, and got it again.

That's stupidity.  And STD's are nature's way of telling you that you're a moron.

Maybe if people didn't succumb to the Cult of the Almighty Orgasm, they wouldn't be screwing every dirty shitbag and catching Satan's little gift that keeps on giving.  But that this point I feel like an old man yelling at clouds, for all the good I do.  All I can really do in real life is point and laugh.

Home on the Range

Lots of open range out near Arches National Park.  The Ragin' Mrs. snapped this photo as we were driving through the La Sal National Forest.


And of course we finished up at a few more arches.  This is the Double Arch, for obvious reasons.




You can see some people climbing the rocks in the bottom of the photo, so that gives you a little sense of scale.

Friday, October 11, 2019

A rare picture of a Ragin' Dave in the wild



That's me and my mom under the Delicate Arch.  I should have had the Ragin' Mrs. get closer, but hey, I know who it is, and that's all that matters

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Why are so many "experts" dumpster fires of stupidity and arrogance?

Like Kyle Frese.  We, the Normal People of the USA, pay this garbage employee a shitpot full of money every month to do what, exactly?  Apparently, we pay him a lot of money to travel around the world and bad-mouth this country.

Every time you hold up a government "expert" to the light, what is revealed is a shallow, vapid shell of a human, probably corrupt, definitely incompetent, who holds we Normal Americans in contempt and who never fails to show it.

Power corrupts, but the already corrupt are attracted to power.  The more power that gets concentrated in the shitty cesspool known as Washington D.C., the more corrupt, soul-less assholes flock there in the hope that they get to wield power against Normal Americans.

Kyle Frese is a garbage employee, and I hope he enjoys jail.  It's about damn time that a government employee actually be held to the standards to which they hold us Normal Americans on a regular basis.

More from Master and Commander

'Ol Ludwid van himself!


Your political bitching and complaining will resume once I've had time to rest and recharge.

Wednesday, October 09, 2019

Master and Commander

Probably one of my favorite movies of all time.  And the musical soundtrack was just perfect.



This is in my "at home, studying" playlist.

Tuesday, October 08, 2019

Monday, October 07, 2019

Sunday, October 06, 2019

I'm not sure I mentioned this or not, so.....

If I have mentioned it before, please forgive my failing memory.

My grandfather was in the Navy in World War II.  I knew he had brothers, but I didn't know much more than that.  My dad never really talked about his aunts and uncles, and the one story he told me about his grandfather (my great-grandfather) is remarkable in its singularity.

There were four boys in my grandfather's family.  At the start of World War II, three of them joined the Navy (not uncommon for farm boys from South Dakota), and one joined the Army.  The Navy boys made it home.  The Army boy was thought to have been killed in action in 1944 in Germany, his body was never recovered.

However, the Army has always kept searching for it's missing Soldiers, and bringing their remains home.  For example, this Soldier who died in the Pacific was returned home to Florida.  There's a mortuary unit who's sole job is to identify the discovered remains of US service-members and get them back home.

A little while back, they found an unmarked grave with thirteen bodies laid to rest, outside of a small German town.  The mortuary unit was sent.  Identification was performed.  And my great-uncle will finally be laid to rest near my grandparents later this month.

I don't know what hell he went through before he died.  I have had the great honor and privilege to speak to combat veterans of a few WWII campaigns, and what combat situations these men described to me sounded like hell, or at least a trek to Hell's doorstep.

So as you either go to or return from your place of worship today, please say a prayer for the soul of PFC Donald Mangan.

Saturday, October 05, 2019

I went to a funeral yesterday

A fellow Soldier.  I didn't know him too well, as I've only been here a couple of months.  But in any case, a funeral is not for the dead.  It's for the living.  The dead don't care any more.  The living care.  And when the widow looked up and saw her family in the middle of the churched, flanked by rows of Soldiers on either side, it did her good.

The guy died of cancer.  He was diagnosed in early September, and died two and a half weeks later.  He was healthy as a horse.  Didn't do stupid crap to his body.  Worked out religiously.  One year away from retirement.  Gone.  Less than a month from "Hey, I don't feel too well." to pushing up daisies.

Folks, love the people you're with every single day.  Love them as if you won't get a chance to love them tomorrow.  Because life is funny.  You can do everything right and end up dead before 60.  Winston Churchill drank like a fish, smoked cigars all day long, and lived into his 80's.  It's a crap shoot. 

Every time I leave the house, I tell the wife that I love her.  That way, should lighting strike me on my way down the road, the very last words my wife will have ever heard from my mouth are "I love you."  I don't think I'm going to die today, but God might have other plans, and I don't want the last words my wife to hear from me to be a grocery list or some trivial stuff. 

Friday, October 04, 2019

I had no clue about the Viper "Militia"

But chalk this up as another reason to never trust the Feds.  Especially when a Democrat is in the Oval Office.




Thursday, October 03, 2019

Americans pay more in taxes than on food, clothing and medical care combined

Things that cannot go on forever will not.  Buy more ammo.

In 2018, according to Table R-1, American consumer units spent an average of $9,031.93 on federal income taxes; $5,023.73 on Social Security taxes (which the table calls "deductions"); $2,284.62 on state and local income taxes; $2,199.80 on property taxes; and $77.85 on what BLS calls "other taxes." 
The combined payments the average American consumer unit made for these five categories of taxes was $18,617.93. 
At the same time the average American consumer unit was paying these taxes, it was spending $7,923.19 on food; $4,968.44 on health care; and $1,866.48 on "apparel and services." 
These combined expenditures equaled $14,758.11. 
So, the $14,758.11 that the average American consumer unit paid for food, clothing and health care was $3,859.82 less than the $18,617.93 it paid in federal, state and local income taxes, property taxes, Social Security taxes and "other taxes."

Everybody feeling all warm and happy yet?  While Schiff for brains and the rest of the Democrat Party use our government to destroy the rule of law and make a mockery out of the justice system?

"Woke" Math in Seattle

At this point, it's pretty obvious to me that the publik skool sistim has blown right past failure and flew into the malignant point of it's existence.  It's not there to educate your kids.  It is there to ensure your kids never get an education so they can be ignorant drones and slaves to the "elite" of the world.

The publik skool sistim is child abuse.  Government-mandated child abuse.

Dear Brits who care: I'm sorry about Meghan Markle

I truly am.  But I wasn't in any position to give advice, otherwise I would have grabbed Harry by the ear, pulled him into a dark ally and told him to run away from the 2nd-rate Hollywood Whore as fast as possible.

No, what Meghan has done is drag with her, across the Atlantic, a garbage truck full of the most emetic US wokeness and deposited it on our front lawns. She has brought with her the infantile identity politics of Hollywood and US campuses, with all its non sequiturs, its bizarre obsessions, its mutual contradictions and its self-evident hypocrisies. The politics of Taylor Swift and Robert Downey Jr. The sort of stuff which, in the end, convinced your people to vote for Donald Trump, as a kind of blessed relief, a form of deliverance.

I was told by a traveler of my acquaintance that Meghan Markle was somewhat popular across the pond, but that was some time ago and things may have changed.  Nevertheless, should Harry tire of schtupping a washed-up actress with all the morals and principles that Hollywood is famous for, I can only say "Sorry, you bought it, you keep it."

We don't want her back.

Wednesday, October 02, 2019

This was correct, but not vituperative enough for me

Apparently, there are squishy little FredoCons who are tired of fighting.  And since they're squishy little FredoCons, they just want Orange Man to go away so they can stop fighting and be loved again.

To which I say, what drugs are these fucking morons smoking?  What color is the sky in their world?

My entire political life has been one long assault by the Left on America, Patriots, and anyone else to gets in the way of their Marxist dream of subjugating every single free person in the world to their tyrannical desires.  At exactly what point do whiners like Erickson, and yes, I think that FredoCon Never-Trump whiner is describing himself, wake up to the fact that the war will never be over because our enemies don't want it to be over, and they have a vote on how long it goes?

The Democrats and other enemies of America will never stop attacking America until it's destroyed and they can build their socialist utopia on the rubble.  So unless you want to live in an American gulag, suck it up, you whiny piece of shit.  Or shut the fuck up and go over to the other side, the way so many GOP establishment losers want to do.  Oh, but then you'd lose your cushy gig pretending to oppose the Marxist traitors of the Democrat party, and what would you do then?  Gosh, do you know how much arugula costs these days?  Gotta pay them bills, right?  But you still need to hang out in the right circles, so maybe some token resistance will do?  Gosh, you're just so TIRED and all.

I'm rapidly finding out how many "conservative" media figures I don't need to read, listen to or watch.  What the hell have they actually conserved? 

Let the tired whiners go somewhere else.  If they don't want to fight, I don't need them at my side.  But don't think I won't remember their names.

So, the hike on Saturday....

Zion National Park is actually a canyon and the surrounding lands.  The canyon goes up several miles, and then you get to a part where it's just the river, coming straight out of a cliff.  That's still part of the park.  It's called "The Narrows", for obvious reasons.

And you can still hike it.

There's no trails, there's no road, there's 17 miles of river and cliffs on either side.  Wear good shoes.  Make sure that they won't be affected by the water.  The very beginning of the hike was quite popular.



But as you got further into the canyon, the number of hikers dwindled.  And if you zoom in on this next picture, you can see a group of hikers on the left side of the river, just to get a sense of scale.  The hardest part of taking photos is the understanding that there's no way a single photo is going to give you the SCALE of this place.  It's massive.  And it's breath-taking in every positive aspect of the words.


It's also the reason why my knees still hurt yesterday.  Still did a work-out.  We'll see what happens today, and how I feel.

Tuesday, October 01, 2019

The To-Do list never stops

I had managed to knock huge chunks off the to-do list.  The bike is up and running.  School work completed for the month.  Got my re-certification work done for the Motorcycle Safety Foundation.  Peaches canned.  Brewing started!  And then my neighbor gave me a five-gallon bucket full of grapes.

I'll be juicing those tonight.  We'll see if they make it into brewing, or if we just drink it.  There's no way I can eat that many grapes before they go bad, so I have to juice them to be able to use them down the road.

This first photo is the view from the top of Angel's Landing, Zion National Park.  And yes, I hiked up there.  No, there's not an elevator, escalator, motorized lift or any mechanical transport.  It's a trail.  With chains attached to the rocks so there's something to keep from falling two thousand feet to your death.



Did I mention the thousands of feet to the ground? I did?  Good.  This next photo is of the saddle that you traverse to get to the chains.  I can't embed the full sized photo, and I can't put the photo up as full sized because it would cause this website to have fits.  However, you should be able to zoom in enough to see the people, which gives you an idea of the sheer scale of the cliff.



Yes, I have more photos.  Later.

Monday, September 30, 2019

Going through photos now

I have to pare them down from the multitude I took, to a few that people will want to print out.

Thank god for digital.  I can remember coming back from vacation and having to process over twenty 35mm film canisters.  Cost me a fortune.

What fresh hell is this?

Folks, if the best dish from Idaho doesn't start with "Huckelberry", then you can assume that any list of the best dish from every state is nothing but clickbait.

And yes, this is clickbait.

Ice Cream Potato. Only in your fevered pipe dreams, you crack smoking morons.

Sunday, September 29, 2019

Miserere Mei, Deus

Have mercy on me, Lord.  Some days I feel like that's the only prayer I should be saying, repeated until I don't have a voice left.

I'm blessed that people have managed to put it in much more beautiful terms.

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Have you ever...

Started a hike thinking "Oh, I got this!" and ended a hike with "I think my kneecap might be missing..."

Yeah.

I have pictures.  Once they're downloaded, you see it too.

Here's my post for the day

Hopefully by the time you listen to this, the Ragin' Mrs and I will be somewhere in the middle of nowhere.

Friday, September 27, 2019

Stupid loser aide to pathetic loser exposes just what losers the GOP are.

This is why I can't bring myself to join the Republican Party.  Because they're a group of two-faced, mealy-mouthed, back-stabbing traitorous pieces of shit.

Mike Murphy, a former adviser to Mitt Romney's losing 2012 presidential campaign, told NBC's Andrea Mitchell that a Republican senator told him that there were 30 GOP Senators who would vote to convict Donald Trump in a Senate trial if it were a secret vote.

All I can say is thank god Mitt Romney didn't win.  Between him and Paul Ryan I can't imagine who would have been the first to run over and suck Nancy Pelosi's flop-sweat off of her ass.  America would have been much worse off, and Trump might not have ever decided to run and expose the whole corrupt charade.

And the Republicans who are NOT back-stabbing two-faced shitbags are too weak to do anything about the ones who are.  Remember when they tried to oust John Boehner?  A few stalwart Representatives actually trying to do what their voters wanted them to do instead of kissing Democrat ass, and what happened?

A big fat nada, and the actual conservative representatives got shoved into a hole until Boehner left.  The GOP had a chance to show that they both heard and understood what their voters wanted, and they planted knives in our back while making sure that Nancy Pelosi got everything she wanted.

When the civil war comes, you can blame the GOP right along with the Democrats.  With some exceptions, they're pretty much the same thing.  The only thing that keeps the Stupid Party in power is the fact that while there's a 50/50 chance that the Stupid Party will destroy America, there's a 100% chance that the Democrats will do so.  So I'm not voting for the Stupid Party, I'm voting against the Democrats.  I've read my Heinlein, dammit.

Thursday, September 26, 2019

OK, bear with me here

Guy has a sign on national TV asking for beer money, has his Venmo account on the sign.  People see sign, and start sending him beer money.  Dude starts racking up serious coin.  Over a $1 million, to be exact.  Dude looks at his newfound riches, and says "Hmmmm....  I think I shall donate this to charity!"  And then he does.  Iowa Children's Hospital, where little kids with cancer go to be treated.  Feel good story, right?

Until the hot mess of flaming garbage known as the Des Moines Register got involved.

Apparently, beer money guy, Carson King, had some tweets from seven years ago that were inappropriate.  Shit happens.  But the DM Register dug them up and were about to expose them to the world, which caused the companies who had suddenly partnered with Carson King (to raise more money for charity) to drop those partnerships.

And then the internet got involved.....

And that would have been the end of it right there – another feel-good internet story ruined by social media history.  But Aaron Calvin forgot one very important part of Twitter: the “routine social media checks” go both ways. 
And GUESS what @AaronPCalvin had in the archives?

I know that people are blaming the internet for the death of newspapers.  But if the media was more than just the Democrat Party propaganda mill, maybe more people would buy newspapers?    The Des Moines Register is a flaming dumpster fire in the middle of a cess pool from a toxic waste dump, and their decision to attack a guy based on tweets from when he was sixteen has pissed off a whole lot of people, considering that the guy was donating all the money he got to a children's hospital.

You praise that, because you want to see more of that.  You highlight the good, because you want to encourage people to be good.  You do not dig through the past to bring up some unrelated garbage in an effort to cash in on "cancel culture" and revel in filth and degeneracy.

So, Aaron P. Calvin, you feckless cunt, I hope you get fired, because thanks to your bullshit, a lot more money that could have been raised for children with cancer will not be raised.  I hope that Aaron P. Calvin has to spend the rest of his life cleaning out pig stys in the Iowa farmland just to make ends meet.  Because the shit he'll be shoveling out of those pig stys will still be better smelling and contain more substance than the shit he's shoveling at the Des Moines Register.

Our garbage media

At this point, they're just flat out lying in their efforts to get Trump impeached.

Every time you think the media has sunk to a new low, they demonstrate they can go lower.

BWAAA HAAA HAAAAAA!

While I do love how vituperative my fellow Americans can be, I don't think anybody can give a good dressing down like a Brit.

Just go watch the video.

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

When it doubt, assume the Feds are lying

Feds shut down a school that trained veterans, and for two years has sat on everything involved.

Now, I don't like the way this story smells.  The primordial cop in me says there's a hell of a lot going on that isn't being reported, and that there might not be anybody trustworthy here.  But if the Fed had enough evidence to seize this school and shut it down, then they need to show it.  They don't get to sit there for two years and do nothing, hoping the story will go away.  That's tyranny.  So while I might not trust everybody involved, I really REALLY don't trust the people who have repeatedly lied to the American people year after year, and who refuse to show their work.

Anybody remember Ted Stevens?  Senator from Alaska?  Got brought up on charges right around 2008 election time, and after a couple of years, a judge threw the entire case out and berated the persecution for their abuse of the law.

Remember the Bundy case?  Ranchers out of Nevada?  One of them was actually shot and killed by the feds.  Whole thing went to court.  Feds marching around, law and order, blah blah blah.  Judge threw that case out as well, with prejudice, for the prosecutorial abuse that happened.  The Feds had abused the law, in some cases just making shit up, that the judge tossed the case out and made sure it couldn't be brought back in.

So when I see the Feds sitting on a case for two years?  I might not trust everybody, but I really don't trust the Feds, and sitting on a case for two years, not moving, not allowing anything to happen, not releasing evidence....  well.....  That means the Feds know they haven't got a damn thing except for brute force, and they're using the brute force.

I hope they get taken to the cleaners.  In a just world, the people who do this kind of shit would end up in jail for the rest of their lives.

I do not know how I missed this

Greta Thunberg has Asperger's Syndrome.

Holy crap, what her parents have done to her is child abuse of the highest order.  And what the Left has done in canonizing her is to tie their ship to a rock that's going to sink beneath the waves when the sea rises. Metaphorically speaking.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Trump trolls the Scandi girl who made a big deal about sailing across the Atlantic to lecture us

Lecture us about what?  The environment, of course.  which is why her crew all flew back on evil jet planes instead of sailing back in their zero-emission boat.  And that means another crew will have to fly from Europe to New York to sail the boat back.  Five people fly East, and five people fly West, all so that this ill-tempered brat can lecture us about how we're killing the planet using fossil fuels.

What.  The.  Actual.  Fuck.

That's ten flights across the ocean so this foul-tempered brat can be used like a meat puppet by the Left in their attempts to kill our economy.

So anyway, Trump did what Trump does, only with a bit softer touch because this petulant brat is still a kid.  And as the writer of the article points out at the end:

Thunberg did not endorse nuclear power — a zero-emissions technology — or any other solutions.

Or ANY OTHER SOLUTIONS.  That's because she has none.  She might be a smart talented kid, but she's still a kid, and she's no Albert Einstein.  She doesn't know what she doesn't know.  She's just something to be used by the Left.  The Left is big on using children as shields for their crusades, actually.  Remember the kids from Parkland?  They were on the news every single damn night talking about gun control, and if anyone responded to them the usual suspects of the left would be screaming "HOW DARE YOU ATTACK CHILDREN!"  Because the Left's ideas are so pathetic and weak that they can't actually defend them, and so they have to find other ways to negate your response.  And the best way to negate you response is to make sure you don't actually respond my presenting your little meat puppet as a po' widdle child and how DARE you say anything back to the toxic Leftist politics pouring out of its mouth!

Oh, and the Useless Nations are now allowing themselves to be lectured by a child, and they're clapping and begging for more.  Bravo, you pathetic sacks of crap.  You're even more of a drain on society than you were five minutes ago.  Trust me, the last thing the US wants to do is take advice from a group of countries who couldn't even built the very technology they use in their attempt to tear down America.  When I see that pack of trained monkeys clapping and hooting, the only thing I can think of is "Just what the hell have you done for the world lately, other than make it worse?"  Bah.  Had I the power, I would tell the UN that they have fifteen minutes to un-ass the building before I blew the demo charges, and all diplomatic immunity for any UN staff is hereby revoked.  Then I would blast that building down to rubble, and LEAVE IT AS RUBBLE with a couple of plaques around to remind people passing by that we used to host an assortment of criminals, thugs, perverts, slugs, leeches, parasites and other scum, but that we finally woke up and kicked them the hell out.

That's my dream, anyway.

So back to the little Scandi girl and her speech.  She's being taught the most toxic ideology, and she's being trained to use it as a weapon.  She did nothing but blame everyone else for her supposed problems.  Hey, guess what all those Scandinavian countries use in order to provide their citizens with a 1st-world living?

Oil.  Black Gold, baby.  Thunberg is from Sweden, which exports OIL in order to make money.  So little Scandi Girl sailed across the ocean from a country that sells a shit-ton of oil to lecture the USA on using oil, all while using even more oil to fly crews back and forth from Sweden in order to make her virtue-signaling trip in a sailboat possible.

She wants to be treated seriously, like an adult?  The best response would be for an actual grown-up to tell her to shut up, learn something before she lectures us, and go the fuck back home.  Given how Sweden is turning into the rape capitol of the world, thanks to their unchecked influx of musloid migrants, there's a whole host of problems she can solve back home before she tries to solve anything over on this side of the pond.

Gah. Busy. Need coffee

Here's another offering from my latest musical crush.




Monday, September 23, 2019

He died from smoking weed

He was just a kid.  Yes, a stupid kid.  But his mother was beyond stupid, passing into idiotic.

The doctors told Regina Denney and her son Brian Smith Jr. what was causing his severe vomiting and abdominal pain. 
Neither the teenager nor his mother believed what they said: smoking weed. 
Smoking marijuana, the two knew, was recommended to cancer patients to spur the appetite. How could it lead to Brian's condition?  
As the months went by and the pounds slipped off Brian’s once healthy frame, it was clear that whatever was causing his stomach troubles had just the opposite effect. 
Brian kept smoking. The symptoms continued on and off. 
Last October, after another severe bout of vomiting, the teenager died. He was 17 years old.  

So this kid is taken to the hospital BY HIS MOTHER, and they are told that his problems are due to SMOKING MARIJUANA, and his mother doesn't try to beat the stupid out of that boy?

Denney didn’t like the fact that her teen son started smoking at 13, but she figured the situation could be worse. Brian and she had a strong relationship, and he always had been honest with her about his use of marijuana.

 Nope, nope, nope.  Folks, if your kid starts smoking weed at the age of 13, YOU DO YOUR DAMNED BEST TO PUT A STOP TO IT!  Holy hell!

This kid is dead because his parents failed to do their job.  They didn't even try to do their job.  They wanted a "good relationship", which probably would have been a hell of a lot better if Daddy Dearest were still in the picture, but that's a tangent I'm not willing to follow right now.

This kid didn't have to die.  All it might have taken is one adult in his life to put their foot down.  But that didn't happen.

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Oh, for pete's sake....

I'm re-assembling the fender of my bike.  Checked all the wires.  Got rescue tape for any bare wire (splices and other joinings)  All I need now is some shrink wrap to put around the wires so I can put everything back together.

Except that nobody around here sells shrink wrap in anything more than two or three inch pieces.  Which is fine if you just want to cover a splice, but doesn't do a damn thing for me and my three feet of wiring that has to be run along-side the support strut of the fender.

I found one roll of shrink wrap that was an actual length, not just a snippet.  I brought it home, hoping against hope that it was wide enough for three wires to fit through.  It was not.

I found a small piece of flex tubing, much as you would see in your car, in a four foot length.  Ran the wires through it.  Tried to re-assemble the fender, but the flex tubing was too thick for the fender strut to lay against the fender, and therefore, threw the whole assembly off.

And so now I'm off for another TDY, which means that bike is going to remain unassembled until the shrink wrap I order online and I both get to the house in the same time frame.  Dammit, I'm missing good riding weather.  Grrrrrrrr......

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Apparently, there are a lot of muslims seeing Jesus

And converting.  Theologically, this makes sense, in a way.  Stick with me here.

God isn't trying to trick you into going to hell.  He wants you in heaven.

Most muslims live in areas where Christians are killed, or driven out.  Therefore, many muslims haven't been exposed to Christianity in any form other than through what their satanic imams tell them.

Recall that one of the great saints, Saint Paul, was first Saul, who persecuted Christians all over the Middle East.  It was on the way to Damascus that the Lord spoke to him.  In short, God spoke to the person to hated Him, while that person was in the middle of a campaign against Him.

Could Jesus be speaking directly to the muslims who he wants redeemed?  I see no reason why it could not happen.

It could also possibly be just another lie from people who are allowed to lie if it benefits them, so take everything with a grain of salt.  Just because it's possible doesn't mean it is so.

The problem with modern music

Is that there are far too many auto-tuned pop princesses, and not enough of this:





Taylor Swift couldn't even sing in the room next door to these people.

Friday, September 20, 2019

People now "confessing" their sins to plants?

Tell me how the church of glowbull warming isn't a cult, again?

And Union Seminary is a cesspool of derangement.  It might as well be a diploma mill, but instead of getting a degree for your money, you also come out dumber and less prepared to face the real world.

Remember, using any facebook owned technology means the godless commies control you

In this case, Instagram, which is owned by facebook, is removing and banning photos of women at the range, saying they "promote violence".

Facebook-owned Instagram banned and removed the image, claiming it violated their policy on violence or dangerous organizations. 
The image depicts two independent women at a shooting range legally and lawfully exercising their 2nd amendment rights.

Screw facebook.  The Ragin' Mrs. has an account for business reasons, but once I retire it's going straight into the trash.  Piss on facebook, and every facebook owned company out there.  Facebook is evil and it's run by evil people.

Get off facebook.  Get your kids off facebook.  It's not worth it.

This is the sort of music I love, but it drives the Mrs. nuts.

She's an EDM kinda gal.  How the hell she ever shacked up with me I have no idea.



I could listen to this all day.

Thursday, September 19, 2019

How the hell are they NOT bad kids?

So these five "kids" beat a dude, cut his head open, stomp on his head, and steal his wallet.  They get busted.  And the parents claim they're not "bad kids".  No, they actually try to make that claim.

A Brooklyn mom, after her son surrendered to police for the savage stomping of a helpless pedestrian, insisted Tuesday the five accused teen attackers are “not bad kids.”
Yanika Williams, 41, spoke at the 75th Precinct stationhouse after her 15-year-old son turned himself in for the ambush that left the victim with a deep head wound requiring 35 stitches and 16 staples. The badly outnumbered Kenneth Wong, 35, also suffered a broken nose in Friday’s caught-on-video attack.

The fuck they're NOT bad kids!  Not only are they bad kids, they're violent criminal thugs who are a danger to every civilized person around them.  I don't know what made them violent criminal thugs and bad kids, but I don't really care at this point.  I want them locked up where they can no longer be a threat to everyone else.

The youths left the woozy Wong bloodied and battered after stealing his wallet — and then used his credit card to ring up $200 in food purchases, including a blowout dinner at a nearby McDonald’s, the victim said.

Good kids don't do this.  Good people don't do this.  I did my fair share of stupid shit as a kid, but I didn't beat someone up and steal their wallet.  Ever.  My friends didn't beat people up and steal wallets either.  Ever.  Because they were good kids, not a violent group of feral criminal thugs.  Throw those criminals in jail.  For a good long time.

"Good kids" my ass.  Maybe they started out as good kids, but by the time they're slashing a dude, stomping on his face and stealing his wallet they are no longer good anything, or good FOR anything.

Absolute masters of their craft

Bela Fleck and Chris Thile



If you're wondering who Chris Thile is, he's the Mandolin Master who was part of Nickel Creek when they first came out.

Just a little warning - this song might make you tear up a bit.



Yeah, I expect I'll be busy for a bit.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Late night, early morning

So, sorry about the lack of posting.

It's peach season here in Utah; all the peach trees have ripened and the fruit is getting picked en mass.  Which means that the people who know and like your humble narrator have given us peaches, because they know we like fresh fruit, and they want to see what we do with it.

Well, exhibit A:  Peach cider.  A friend gave me a gallon and a half of peach juice that he used a steam juicer to obtain.  Couldn't let it sit, so I had to start brewing last night.  Just peach juice and Nottingham Ale yeast, which should give us a good dry cider at around 4.5-5% alcohol by volume.  And that led to exhibit B, which is...

Peach Melomel.  That's mead with peaches, for those who don't speak brewer.  1.25 gallons of peach puree.  12.5 pounds of honey.  Premier Cuvee yeast.  That'll probably end up around 11% ABV, somewhat dry.  And since we already had all the works out, we started exhibit C, a five gallon batch of mead using local Utah honey and a dry mead yeast.

So I got to bed late last night, woke up early, went to work, came back, and now you get this sorry excuse for a blog post.  But hey, I'll let you know how it turns out!

There's a dragonfly the size of a large hummingbird buzzing overhead right now.  I'm always amazed at how much life a desert can support.  We're not actually a desert, but we're close.


Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Tell me again how "education" is so important?

It's not education, it's indoctrination.

Like growing numbers of public high school students across the country, many California kids are receiving classroom instruction in how race, class, gender, sexuality and citizenship status are tools of oppression, power and privilege. They are taught about colonialism, state violence, racism, intergenerational trauma, heteropatriarchy and the common thread that links them: “whiteness.” Students are then graded on how well they apply these concepts in writing assignments, performances and community organizing projects.

This is why there will be another civil war.  Because instead of educating students, the marxists in charge are stuffing their heads with bullshit, identity politics and grievance studies.  They are deliberately keeping people ignorant and stupid, because ignorant and stupid people are easier to control.  Also, people who are ignorant and stupid, but who think they are smart, are easy to isolate and separate from intelligent people who might end up giving them a clue.

So it's in the Marxists' best interests to keep kids stupid and ignorant while brushing up their ego and telling them how smart and scholarly they are.  By, say, giving them a degree in a "studies" that is absolutely worthless, while tying them down with six figures worth of debt.

“It’s not ethnic studies if it doesn’t challenge whiteness,” said Monteiro, who is also a board member of the Association for Ethnic Studies. He described “whiteness” as a 500-year-old artificial social construct that functions as a God, is perceived as all-powerful and never directly named, so that it can never be talked about and challenged.

I'll take "whiteness" over whatever socialist shithole that Monteiro or his ancestors came from.  That's not racist at all, by the way, because either Monteiro or his ancestors made the same exact choice.

I wonder if these brainwashed drones are ever going to realize how badly they've been brainwashed.  I wonder if they'll ever wake up.  In the meantime, I remain sure that sending your children to a publik skool is child abuse, and will limit their capabilities and possibilities for the rest of their lives.

It's not that I'm shocked about the number of bad sources

But I am shocked at how easily these fly-by-night operations get their bad product into the legal market.

The vapor that Jenkins inhaled didn’t relax him. After two puffs, he ended up in a coma. 
That’s because what he was vaping didn’t have any CBD, the suddenly popular compound extracted from the cannabis plant that marketers say can treat a range of ailments without getting users high. Instead, the oil was spiked with a powerful street drug. 
Some operators are cashing in on the CBD craze by substituting cheap and illegal synthetic marijuana for natural CBD in vapes and edibles such as gummy bears, an Associated Press investigation has found.

This kind of crap is getting out of hand.  The question is, who do the people sue when the supposedly safe vape liquid turns out to have illegal drugs in them?

The results of AP’s lab testing echo what authorities have found, according to a survey of law enforcement agencies in all 50 states. At least 128 samples out of more than 350 tested by government labs in nine states, nearly all in the South, had synthetic marijuana in products marketed as CBD. Gummy bears and other edibles accounted for 36 of the hits, while nearly all others were vape products. Mississippi authorities also found fentanyl, the powerful opioid involved in about 30,000 overdose deaths last year.

Fentanyl.  In a supposed safe vape liquid.  Well, that would help explain the behavior of some folks down there, that's for sure.

But back to my main point - how in the hell are all these "dirty" sources getting their product on to the legal market?  And how the hell are they not getting sued to high heaven?

In the meantime, assume that any CBD oil products sold in convenience stores are snake oil, or something worse.

Monday, September 16, 2019

It appears that higher education is experiencing a problem with enrollment

Good.

Those who saw modest high-school graduation dips by 2020 as surmountable must now absorb the statistical reality: Things are only going to get worse. As Nathan Grawe has shown, a sharp decrease in fertility during the Great Recession will further deepen the high-school graduation trough by 2026. Meanwhile, the cost of attendance for both private and public colleges insists on outpacing inflation, American incomes continue to stagnate, and college-endowment returns or state subsidies can no longer support the discounting of sticker prices. ...

Don't get me wrong.  I strongly support getting an education.  Hell, I've been teaching myself new tricks ever since I left the publik skool sistim.  But what you get at a university these days is not an education, it's an indoctrination, and the end product (i.e. an educated population able to function in an adult world) is so far below the quality of what it supposed to come out of college that employers are now sitting up and taking notice.

Say you're in a business where you don't necessarily need a STEM degree in order to successful.  Would you rather bring someone in and teach them, knowing you'll get an employee who will do the job right, or do you want to hire a college grad that may or may not know the job while bringing an entitled attitude and sneering SJW mindset?  A bachelor's degree used to actually mean that a person was educated, but with colleges dumping the actual education (like Western Civilization) and replacing it with mind-eating bullshit (like gender studies), there's no guarantee that a degree from State University confers any actual knowledge, wisdom, education, or job skills.

Look, I'm going to college right now, online.  Part of it is that if I want to advance any further in my chosen field, they require a degree.  It doesn't matter what degree, they just want to see a degree.  So I'm getting a degree in business, because I'm hoping to run my own business after I retire.  It's simple, really.  I need a degree, and I need to know how to run a business.  So I'm getting a degree in business. 

But when I first left high sckrewll, I was going to double-major in Music and English.  I sent applications to all the universities.  I got scholarships that would have cut the cost down.  But in the end, I walked away.  One, I was sick of school.  I still am.  I hate sitting in a classroom.  Two, I honestly think the hand of God pushed me back.  What in the hell would I do with a double major in Music and English?  How the hell would I pay that back?  And why in the hell didn't any responsible adult pull me aside and say "Hey, Dave, I get you want to do this, because you like Music and English, but just how much money do you think you'll be making after you graduate?"

I'd like to point out that we're still paying off the Ragin' Mrs. student loans, because after she got her education she couldn't make enough money in her chosen field to actually pay off her student loans.  THAT is how fucked up our education system is.  D

I guess I'm saying that the higher "education" system can collapse, and I wouldn't shed a tear.  The system we have now is broken, pretty much beyond repair.  If this system breaks down, there will be another system to replace it, one that might not be a communist-infested indoctrination camp. 

Or maybe, just maybe, the people running the system we have now might actually learn something.  HA!  Right.

Kurt Schlichter's response to Beto the Furry

When the National Socialist Democrat Worker's Party calls for confiscation of guns, banning of guns, "mandatory buybacks", what they are advocating for is violence.  Violence against Americans.

Well, yeah.  They're pretty much yanking the mask off at this point, aren't they?  They're not even trying to hide the fact that they want to take your guns.  Although I'm willing to bet that there's someone at the DNC headquarters having apoplectic fits because Beto the Drunk admitted in public what they were only supposed to say in private.

Sunday, September 15, 2019

No, I haven't tracked down the wiring problem on my bike yet

However, as an added bonus, in order to take the rear fender off I had to remove the suspension.  And guess who needs new bushings?

By the time they get here, I may have figured out where the problem is.  I dunno.  At least the bushings are cheap and easy to get.

This weekend went by in about five seconds, I swear.

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Black hearted son of a motherless goat!

Got a bunch of stuff done this morning.  Was going through the wiring on the bike, with the sage wisdom of P2 in my email (and he was spot on).  Got to a certain point, and the Ragin' Mrs. comes out...

"Hey Dave?  I think the swamp cooler is broken."

%$#@(*&@!!!!!!

Get the ladder, climb up to the roof, and sure as shit, the pump for the evaporative cooling system is shot.  Which, given the sheer amount of minerals in the water that form white rocks at every opportunity, shouldn't be a shock.  So let me go fix THAT now instead of the bike, because if it's too hot to sleep, it's too hot for married activities, if you know what I mean.  And I enjoy being married.

Anyways...  how's your day going?

I don't care where I am, I'm singing along

To both of these





There's more talent in that one band than in damn near every modern Grammy winner combined.  But since Chris Stapleton is the singer, he counts for about 90% of the talent in modern Grammy winners.

Friday, September 13, 2019

I've been wondering about this

In fact, I've had discussions with the Ragin' Mrs. about this.  The vaping "illness" is more from illegal drugs and crappy vape liquid, not from standard vaping devices.

According to a new report on patients in Illinois and Wisconsin who experienced severe respiratory illnesses after vaping, 83 percent admitted using black-market cannabis products. While 17 percent said they had used nicotine only, some of them may have been reluctant to admit using illegal drugs, and it's not clear that any of them were using standard e-cigarettes.

Vaping has been a thing for about a decade now.  It seems odd that suddenly there's a slew of illnesses linked to it, and not from known vape devices like Juul or any of the other e-cig companies.

Of course, the health nazis would like you to think that ALL vaping devices are evil and will kill you within a month, but sorry, the evidence on the ground shows that's just not so.

It's not clear whether any of the products in the THC-only cases were closed-system devices such as Juul, as opposed to refillable vaporizers. Nor is it clear whether the cartridges or e-liquids used in the devices were legally produced, illegal knockoffs, DIY solutions, or mystery fluids concocted by third-party suppliers.

Let's go with "Illegal devices and mystery fluids", folks.  The bottom line is that if you're a vaper, and you use legal vape devices/liquids, and don't try to get high with a mystery batch that you bought off a street corner, you're not going to come down with the illnesses that have come to the forefront of the American consciousness.

Sometimes the stupid really do take themselves out of the gene pool.

Thursday, September 12, 2019

I'm for it





About the only processed carbohydrates we consume at the Ragin' Castle is whiskey.  All other carbs are either unprocessed, or as unprocessed as we can get while still keeping to recipes.  Processed foods are absent, because they are nothing more than empty calories.

Yes, it does cost a bit more.  But it's worth it.

As for adding sun:  Sunlight makes you produce Vitamin D.  Vitamin D is actually a hormone, not a vitamin, but by the time they had discovered the difference it was decided to just keep calling it vitamin D.  Vitamin D does many things:  It helps your body absorb and use calcium, and it helps with your mood.  It literally wards off depression, which is why so many folks up North need UV lights in their house during the winter time.  Get out.  Exercise.  Take Vitamin D if you live up North, and I'm not talking just Alaska.  All the states north of the Mason-Dixon line should be taking vitamin D as a daily thing.

They celebrate murder because they profit from it

The duo who exposed Planned Murder Parenthood and the sale of body parts from murdered babies is on trial again, and the testimony will turn your stomach.

The CEO of StemExpress essentially admitted in court Thursday that her biotech company supplies beating fetal hearts and intact fetal heads to medical researchers. 
She also admitted at the preliminary hearing of David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt of the Center for Medical Progress that the baby’s head could be procured attached to the baby’s body or “could be torn away.”

So they will rip the head off of a baby, sell it for cash, and defend that as "reproductive rights".

These people are evil.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

The commies at YouTube must be in a panic

Every time you see a video rebutting the global warming hoax, they have a little box underneath the video promoting climate change bullshit from...  Wikipedia.



So now the commies at YouTube won't allow their bullshit to be rebutted unless they get to link to a website so laughable for it's accuracy that most educators refuse to allow it as a source.

These people are hopeless.

I guess I'm still a kid at heart

The Air Force has been doing their thing lately, and every time one of those jets goes screaming overhead, I have to stop what I'm doing and look up.  It makes me smile every time.

Holy hell, I crashed

Ten hours straight in bed, waking up with a puddle of drool under my face when my bladder wouldn't allow me to sleep any more.

Lemme go check my emails here...

Monday, September 09, 2019

I feel like I got run over by a bus

But I have a day "off" tomorrow, if working like hell to catch up on all the things I couldn't get to while I was gone/working.

Here's a video about the "Jesus was copied from pagan myths!" line that atheists like to spring on you.



I will post more, later, but for right now I'm just catching up.

Saturday, September 07, 2019

Back home, and back out the door

Got home at oh-dark-30 last night.  Woke up this morning to do a mission just a little North of here (driving distance).  Drinking coffee.  See ya later.

Attention (former) WalMart Shoppers!

Ammo.com still sells all the ammo you need, and they're giving you a discount.





Just sayin'.

Thursday, September 05, 2019

Oh goodie

Guess where the Army sent me this week?

Ft. Bragg.

Guess what's coming down the pike?

So if you don't see anything for a few days, don't panic.  It's just the weather.

Wednesday, September 04, 2019

Well, crap

Out for a ride with the Mrs. on Monday.  Heading up Highway 39, almost to the pass, and then....

Fizzle.  Power out.  Blown fuse, apparently the same short that plagued me in the past, that I thought I had fixed by redoing all the ground wires. 

So now, once I'm done with this trip, and working all weekend, and working all next week, I'll get to tear the bike apart and see what I can do.

I hate electrical problems.

Tuesday, September 03, 2019

When the Law becomes Tyranny, Resistance becomes Duty

A guy married a woman who lied to him, and who was already married to another man.  Now he has to pay her "spousal support" of $3,000 a month.

And the judge who signed off on this needs to be tarred and feathered.

The couple was married in August 2017 and divorced two months later, in October. The final divorce settlement, according to KTRK, required Athans to pay his ex $3,000 a month in spousal support. He told the outlet that “the appeals process would take up to two years, which is going to be $70 to $80,000." 
Meanwhile, his ex has been criminally charged with bigamy and appears to have been married to at least one other man while she was married to Athans. KTRK reported that court records show Parchem has been married three times before she was married to Athans, but only divorced once.
I don't know how long they dated prior to getting hitched, but that shouldn't matter.  The judge refused to allow his guy to even bring up the bigamy during the divorce proceedings. 

You can file this under "Guy lets little head rule big head", but the biggest takeaway for guys here is "DON'T GET MARRIED BECAUSE YOU WILL LOSE EVERYTHING."

Crap like this just makes MGTOW look rational.

Real Oppression vs. Imagined Oppression

Also, why we will never give up our guns.

Dear Lefties and idiot journalists,  
Everybody has been going wild about how Trump is a fascist, and how Trump voters are racist terrorists, and how tyranny is here and America is a hellhole. Oh, and there needs to be a ban on guns right away, because crazy White racists are going to kill everybody! 
Let me show you a place where the government can do every single thing you say you want.

To quote the movie meme that has made the rounds on a yearly basis:  I remember seeing a movie where only the government had guns.  It was called "Schindler's List".

By their fruits you shall know them

So in a normal world, when you get run out of town on a rail by the people you supposedly work for, you don't get promoted.  Makes sense, right?  If I screw up so badly that my troops mutiny, chances are I'm not getting another step up.

But when a Bishop, a Catholic Bishop, commits flagrant sodomy and sacrilege to the point where the faithful in his diocese chase him out, Jorge Bergolio promotes him to Cardinal.  If you were married, would you take relationship advice from an adulterer?  Of course not.  So why does Jorge Bergolio want his closest advisors to be people who have violated their oaths of celibacy over and over and over, and who continue to do so to this day?

Ask yourself what kind of man brings those unrepentant oath-breakers into his inner circle.  The answer is not pretty.  And the key word is UNREPENTANT

I would also point out, for those non-Catholics reading this, that if I as a Catholic receive the Sacrament of the Eucharist while in a state of mortal sin, I damn myself even further.  But a priest, and a Cardinal is first supposed to be a priest, must consume the Eucharist every time they offer Mass.  Which means that Jorge Bergolio has elevated men who willingly damn themselves to hell on a daily basis.

It has taken decades for Satan to work this far up the Church.  It'll take decades more to root him out.

Monday, September 02, 2019

As a guy who has worked a lot of holidays...



Yep.

Granted, I'm going to enjoy the fact that I have the day off today.  Going riding, in fact.  I don't know if that makes me a hypocrite or not.

Sunday, September 01, 2019

Lessee here, where's my checklist?

School assignments:  Completed

Mass:  Attended.

Lawn:  Mowed.

Cigar smoking:  In progress.

Saturday, August 31, 2019

When I read this, all I can think of is......

via GIPHY



#MeToo has ruined Burning Man's orgy dome.  One guy likened it to a dental cleaning.  The Revolution ALWAYS eats its own, Comrade!

Mentally ill man rages that shelter for female rape victims won't let him in

Gee, I wonder why they would want to keep him out?

This week, staff of the Vancouver Rape Relief and Women’s Shelter (VRRWS) in British Columbia found messages such as "Kill TERFS," "F*** TERFS," and -- what else? -- "Trans women are women" scrawled across their windows and walls. ("TERF," for "trans-exclusionary radical feminist," is a generally derogatory term for feminists who do not believe certain things about transgenderism.) This is not the first time something like this has happened. Three weeks ago, a woman seeking the shelter’s services was alarmed to find a dead rat nailed to the front door.

Trans-women are NOT women.  Trans women are MEN.  Mentally ill, but still MEN.  They have a PENIS, unless they've cut it off, but even if you cut it off you are still a MAN, just a man without genitalia.

A harsh truth, but true nonetheless

From here.

TRUTH #1: If there were a magic wand to wave to make every single white person in America erase even the slightest shadow of a penumbra of an unconscious racist thought, prejudice, or microaggression, not a single thing would change in the black communities.

There are six more.  Go read.

Friday, August 30, 2019

Compare and contrast

Army Major gives Joe Biden a metaphorical blowjob while in uniform.  The media swoons.

But when a Corporal shows up in uniform to a 2012 Ron Paul event, the media brought out the long knives.

Remember folks, the media is nothing more than Democrat operatives feeding you a narrative, and if you try to bust that narrative, they will do everything they can to destroy you.

Yep





I got nuthin' to top that.

Thursday, August 29, 2019

There is no "gay" gene

There never was.  And they are not "born that way".

The twin study conducted at the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles, finds that homosexuality may be triggered by environmental factors after birth. The research uses an algorithm covering epigenetic markers from several genomic sites of 37 sets of identical male twins to predict homosexuality in males, with 70 percent accuracy, as presented at the American Society of Human Genetics 2015 Annual Meeting in Baltimore. 
“The finding is highly controversial because it suggests that some men are not born gay, but are turned homosexual by their surroundings,” Sarah Knapton of Telegraphsuggested.
And yet again, let me post this quote from The Last Closet

What sets gay culture apart from straight culture is the belief that early sex is good and beneficial, and the sure knowledge (don’t think for a second that they DON’T know) that the only way to produce another homosexual is to provide a boy with sexual experiences BEFORE he can be “ruined” by attraction to a girl.